Game of Thrones beer #4: all men must drink Valar Morghulis
Taking a cue from the hugely popular books and show, New York brewer Ommegang recently
did very inappropriate things with its sister pitted four beers against each other for the prestige of being their fourth official Game of Thrones beer. After a tough Facebook fight between the Hand of the King Quadrupel, Seven Kingdoms Tripel, Valar Morghulis Dubbel, and Khal Quadrupel, Valar Morghulis slayed the competition. (No surprise, seeing as it means "all men must die" in High Valyrian.) The brew will join its siblings -- they're definitely not sleeping together -- on the shelves this Fall for about $8.50 a bottle, with each cork bearing the phrase "Valar Dohaeris" ("all men must serve"), which you're supposed to say after someone screams, "Valar Morghulis", apparently.
This Belgian-style Dubbel is also supposed to capture the "sweetness of revenge", so you know Arya will be buying a case once she's legal.
Kristin Hunt is a food/drink staff writer for Thrillist and apparently missed out on meeting Theon Greyjoy when he posted up on a stoop near her office. Follow her to more missed connections at @kristin_hunt.